Residential Summer Enrichment Camping Program:  Pioneer Campers

Who are Pioneer Campers?

Our Pioneer Campers (PC's) are campers who are between the ages of 14-16. The PC's develop leadership skills, demonstrate a strong work ethic, and a desire to serve others.

We expect Pioneer Campers (PC's) to be positive role models for the younger campers.

Pioneer Campers are supervised 100 % of their days and nights by their own counselors. Pioneer Campers (PC's) stay overnight from 7 to 10 days and are housed in separate cabins. PC's can select one of the five sessions throughout the summer. They are required to follow a code of conduct.

PC Program

PC's have a daily routine that includes the following:

· Leadership skills

· Swimming and sports

· Work experience

· Fun activities appropriate for the teen years

· Management of  task in the dining hall

· Community service projects performed at camp


During their stay at camp they practice:

· conflict resolution skills

· decision making situations

· personal imitative competence

· team building exercises

PC Benefit 

While PCs contribute to daily camp life, they receive many benefits:

· being a buddy to our campers with special needs

· assisting with camp programs

· having interactive evening programs

· receiving high school community   service hours

· making new friends from different backgrounds

· contributing to Cradle Beach spirit

Interested campers should contact Nancy Grimes, Admissions Office at Cradle Beach at 716-549-6307 x 205 or e-mail for more information.

Cradle Beach - 8038 Old Lakeshore Road - Angola - NY - 14006  

Ph: 716-549-6307   Fax: 716-549-6825